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1

Difference between veterinary technician and veterinary technologist

Veterinary technician:graduate of 2 or three year program
Veterinary technologist: graduate of 4 year program

2

How many veterinary programs in US

220

3

Vet programs are accredited by

CVTEA (committee of veterinary technician education & activities)
Part of the AMVA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

4

NYS requires you take what exam after completion of degree

VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination)

5

Passage of exam technicians become credentialed in the following ways

LVT: licensed veterinary technician (NY)
CVT: certified veterinary technician
RVT: registered veterinary technician

6

Title for specialty technicians

VTS: Veterinary Technician Specialist

7

Specialty techs in NY would be called

LVT VTS (specialty name)

8

Clinical practice is divided into what 3 subspecialties

Small animal (canine/feline or feline), exotic companion animal, or production medicine

9

What NAVTA stands for

The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America

10

Groups recognized by NAVTA, grants speciality status within its speciality to eligible veterinary technicians

Academics

11

Groups of individuals interested in specific discipline of vet med. do not have to be a vet tech to be a member of

Society

12

Steps to be specialized

-being a graduate of an AMVA accredited vet tech program
- listened registered or certified in field
-complete additional education training experience or testing
-be reviewed and approved for specialty status by academy

13

Branch of NAVTA who provides a list of criteria for formation of academies

CVTS (Committee of veterinary technician specialties )

14

Certifications/ licenses that do not require a vet tech license

Euthanasia technician (ET)
Laboratory animal science(ALAT Assistant Lab Animal technician, LAT laboratory animal technician, LATG lab animal technologist)
Wildlife rehabilitation

15

Wildlife rehabilitation is licensed by

NYSDEC New York State Department of environmental conservation

16

ETA receive certification from

NYSDOH New York State Department of health

17

Organization for laboratory animal science

AALAS American Association for laboratory animal science

18

Tasks that can only be performed by a veterinarian

Surgery (including cat neuters) diagnosis, prognosis, prescribing I

19

Define prognosis

Predicting the likely outcome of animals condition

20

Things technicians can do

Anesthesia, dental prophylaxis (cleaning teeth), imaging, lab testing, med administration, venipuncture(IVs), etc

21

Difference between vet techs and nurse practitioners/ physician assistants

They may diagnose and prescribe human medicine, vet techs cannot

22

Vet tech jobs are not analogous to

Physician assistants and Nurse practitioners